Monthly Archives: December 2016

Huge Crowd Turnout Marks Blood Donation Camp and Free Health Checkup Organized by Thumbay Hospital Dubai and Bearys Cultural Forum

Huge Crowd Turnout Marks Blood Donation Camp and Free Health Checkup Organized by Thumbay Hospital Dubai and Bearys Cultural Forum

Hundreds of people thronged Thumbay Hospital Dubai on Friday, 23rd December 2016, to participate in the Blood Donation Camp and Free Health Checkup program organized by the hospital in association with Bearys Cultural Forum (BCF). The noble cause was arranged as part of Thumbay Group’s continuing CSR drive and BCF’s charity initiatives.

All visitors to the health checkup camp and blood donation camp were provided free consultation and checkup by the specialist doctors of Thumbay Hospital Dubai. They were offered special discounts on total knee replacement package, hip replacement package, maternity package, antenatal package, dental package, mammography test, etc. Participants were also offered Umrah vaccination at a specially discounted price, which can be availed within a year.

Participants of the blood donation camp and health checkup were issued Thumbay Hospital privilege cards valid upto 31st December 2017, which would entitle the card-holders to special discounts at Thumbay hospitals and clinics across the UAE. Blood donors at the camp were awarded certificates of appreciation, in addition to Dubai Health Authority’s ‘Donor’s Card’.

The event also had a talk on “Better Living:  Infection Prevention and Air-borne Precautions in the Community” by Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Specialist – Pulmonology Department of Thumbay Hospital.

A felicitation function was held on the sidelines of the event, which honored Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, for their contributions to the healthcare industry and commitment to public health. BCF office-bearers felicitated at the function included Dr. B.K. Yusuf – President, Mr. Abdul Lathif Mulky – Chairman of the Medical Camp Organising Committee and Dr. Kaup Mohamed – Hon. General Secretary.

Thumbay Clinic Sharjah Organizes Free Medical Camp at Verger Delporte U.A.E. Ltd

Thumbay Clinic Sharjah Organizes Free Medical Camp at Verger Delporte U.A.E. Ltd

Thumbay Clinic – Sharjah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, conducted a free medical camp at ‘Verger Delporte U.A.E. Ltd’ Company office on 22 December 2016.

Around 150 employees of Verger Delporte U.A.E. Ltd availed the free medical services like blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI tests and consultation with General Practitioner & Internal Medicine Specialist.

Mega expansion – Thumbay Builders is pressing ahead with a major development of its medical university campus in Ajman

Mega expansion – Thumbay Builders is pressing ahead with a major development of its medical university campus in Ajman

Story Covered by Gulf Construction

November 2016 – A 300-bed teaching hospital, a dental hospital, a rehabilitation centre, a housing project, an office tower and a hospitality project are currently taking shape at the Gulf Medical University (GMU) campus in Ajman, which will make it the biggest private academic hospital in the Middle East.

Spearheading this mega development is Thumbay Builders, a division of the Thumbay Group, which was set up barely six years ago as a brokerage firm leasing flats.

Thumbay Builders is today a major developer across the Northern Emirates.  Its portfolio of services cover four core areas of real estate development – design, construction, project management and asset management –  which it intends to expand to include property brokerage, leasing and facilities management.  The company is also aiming to grow its business in the next five years.

“Our strength lies in providing exceptional quality first, as we believe that the end product is only the beginning of our legacy,” Akram Moideen, director of Thumbay Builders, tells Gulf Construction. “For all our projects, we work with the goal that the quality we provide will be the greatest benchmark set for our effectiveness as a company. Our customers deserve the highest quality work in their projects and that is what we deliver.”

Thumbay Builders is building the Thumbay Hospital, a 300-plus-bed teaching hospital, over an area of 356,000 sq ft, a dental hospital with 60 chairs covering an area of 37,000 sq ft and a rehabilitation centre spread across 27,000 sq ft, all within the existing campus of Gulf Medical University, where the group’s flagship hospital and university is located.

The company is also working on a number of projects including a housing scheme at the GMU premises, which is expected to be completed in two years. It includes a hotel, separate hostels for boys and girls and staff accommodation over an area of 760,000 sq ft. The project, which will provide campus living facilities for students and faculty of GMU, will have studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom furnished apartments.

Also taking shape at the campus is an office tower over 35,000 sq ft and a 25,000-sq-ft hospitality project incorporating the Terrace restaurant, Body and Soul Health Club and Spa and Blends and Brews Coffee Shoppe, which are expected to be completed in nine months.

Apart from the projects at the GMU campus, Thumbay Builders will also be involved in a 100,000-sq-ft expansion project at Thumbay Hospital in Dubai which entails extending the hospital’s outpatient department by 15,000 sq ft, and the construction of Thumbay’s head office, over 40,000 sq ft. These projects are to be completed in 18 months.

In the region, it is also working on a 100-plus-bed hospital project in Qatar and talks are ongoing for a nursing school in Saudi Arabia. The total area of the projects under development add up to around 1.4 million sq ft and are estimated to cost a total of around Dh600 million ($163.3 million).

Thumbay Builders is working on residential projects in India such as Thumbay Arcadia, comprising nine palatial storeys, Thumbay Plaza and Thumbay Residency, among others. The Thumbay Group has also opened a hospital in Hyderabad and is planning facilities in Bengaluru and Maharashtra as well.

“Our business is growing, and we aim to scale up our existing business at least 10 times more in the next five years,” says Moideen. “We have not felt the slowdown due to lower oil prices. I strongly believe the UAE economy is now more diversified than before and less reliant on hydrocarbons.”

Thumbay Builders, he says, has been witnessing rising demand for its services across the board. “That’s why we are investing in expansion. Besides, we believe that the UAE is a long-innings destination with strong prospects in the coming years,” he adds.

Commenting on the construction sector in the UAE, he says: “Construction and real estate is a cyclical business worldwide. Dubai’s economy is hardly dependent on oil – it’s destination for people to come and stay, or enjoy a holiday, shop and, also access the fast growing trade markets of the African region. As work on major Expo 2020 infrastructure projects advances, we expect the project spending and investments to continue, thereby recording significant growth in the sector.”

“To all those who have been sitting on the fence regarding the real estate sector in the UAE, this is the year to take the plunge. Prices have seen some correction due to the oil price fluctuation, but the long-term outlook for the real estate industry in the UAE continues to remain strong.

“The country has taken gradual, but strong steps to diversify its economy, securing a hands-down win in aviation and tourism sectors – strongly supported by a stable political atmosphere and business-friendly law and order,” he adds.

Thumbay Builders is now eyeing Egypt and other African countries for expansion. “We are focusing on Ghana to build a university and hospital, much larger in scale than our Ajman facility, with other courses like engineering. Land has already been acquired for the project,” Moideen says.

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Health Magazine launches new a blog to create a one-stop shop for all health, wellness, and fashion engagement.

Health Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new blog! As a platform that allows fast-growing companies to connect with today’s socially charged and health-minded consumers, the blog will create compelling content in popular niches such as health, wellness, food, fashion, lifestyle, family and leisure.

Keeping in mind the increasing need for brands to build a digital identity with rich, relevant and engaging content, the Health Magazine led blog will develop creative content that helps brands speak to consumers authentically. The blog specializes in providing the resources and content that make consumers’ lives easier. Exploring seamless ways to integrate a product message into the busy lifestyles — whether it’s tackling the beauty challenges that accompany allergies or picking the best lotions for all your winter blues hair — the Health Blog will help strengthen brand loyalty, and keep the products top of mind in the moment’s consumers need them most.

Health Magazine would, therefore, like to invite organizations, businesses, and professionals to contribute with their product news, services and more, to help us bring value to the UAE community, gain credibility and trust of customers and develop a lasting relationship.

HEALTH was launched in 1999 by Gulf Medical University, Ajman – UAE, as a health & lifestyle magazine for the family. Published bi-monthly, this BPA-audited bilingual magazine appeals to discerning readers from the wellness industry as well as healthcare professionals, beauty, lifestyle, and fashion enthusiasts in addition to families regionally and globally looking for wholesome, current and extremely informative articles and features.

Every section, every feature, and every story in HEALTH Magazine is conceived, written and designed with our reader in mind. Our editorial content is a well-balanced mix of cutting-edge topics alongside informative and entertaining features designed with the reader in mind, while simultaneously optimizing advertiser exposure. HEALTH has risen to the forefront of health and lifestyle magazines in the region, carving a niche of its own, as a dynamic, popular, youthful and savvy magazine.

UAE’s experts discuss need for advances in newborn screening to identify congenital defects; address inborn errors of metabolism & genetics

UAE’s experts discuss need for advances in newborn screening to identify congenital defects; address inborn errors of metabolism & genetics

Pediatricians and highly-qualified faculty of medicine across the country gathered to discuss the advances of neo-natal screening at the ‘1st International GMU Conference themed Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Advances in Neonatal Genetics’, The Address, on Friday, 16th December 2016. Organized by Gulf Medical University (GMU) in association with Thumbay Labs, one of the largest CAP-accredited networks of private diagnostic labs in the region, the conference highlighted that neonatal screening is an important tool in improving child health- which allows newborns to be screened for congenital defects and inborn errors of metabolism before the babies begin to show symptoms.

The conference was inaugurated by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of GMU. Speaking about the objective behind the conference, she said, “Recent breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved the prognosis of several conditions related to inborn errors of metabolism. It is vital for practicing pediatricians and caregivers to be familiar with the clinical presentation of these disorders.”

The opening session was chaired by Prof. Majed J. Dasouki (Adj. Professor Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas, USA) and Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, and discussed the following topics: Exome Sequencing Genetics in Medical Practice (by Prof. Rizwan Naeem, Professor of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York), Taking Genomics from Lab to Bedside (Prof. P. K. Menon, Prof. Research & Director CABRI, Gulf Medical University, Ajman), Newborn Screening- The Future Ahead; Going Beyond Blood Spot Testing (by Prof. Zareen Fasih, Consultant Pediatrics-Neonatology & Professor, Thumbay Hospital – Ajman), Expanded Newborn Screening (by Dr. Osama Y. Aldirbashi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UAE University, Al Ain).

Stressing the importance of newborn screening, Prof. P. K. Menon said that GMU’s Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) has a state-of-the-art laboratory which screens newborn children for 57 different inborn errors of metabolism. “The test is called ‘NeoScreen’. It is strongly recommended that all newborn children should undergo this test in the first 48 to 72 hours of life. If the inborn errors of metabolism are detected within the first week of birth, adequate steps can be taken to ensure that the child leads a healthy life.” Elaborating on the studies undertaken by CABRI, he said, “We have studied close to 5000 cases from the region, and found that approximately 4.8% of the children born have some inborn errors of metabolism, the most common being G6PD deficiencies. Hemoglobinopathy is another common problem.”

Discussing the future of new born screening, Prof. Zareen Fasih said that the neonatal screening program was in the infancy stage across UAE, despite its deep relevance due the high consanguinity rate and incidents of inborn errors of metabolism. “If not diagnosed in the early stage, inborn errors of metabolism lead to very high morbidity and mortality in the neo-natal and pediatric population. Hence, it’s of paramount importance to do neo-natal screening blood test for each baby that’s born,” she said.

In the second session, chaired by Prof. Rizwan Naeem and Prof. Zareen Fasih, the topics discussed were Diagnostic approach to a child with Facial Dysmorphic Features (by Dr. Mohammed Naved, Consultant Pediatrician-Geneticist, HRH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian & Scientific Foundation, UAE), Genomic Sequencing in New Born Screening; The Baby Seq Project (by Prof. Majed J. Dasouki) and Inborn Errors of Metabolism – CABRI Experience (By Dr. I. A. Shaafie, Specialist Clinical Biochemist, CABRI, Gulf Medical University).

Accredited by MOH for 7.5 CME hours, the event was attended by Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Researchers, Clinical Scientists, Academic Faculties, Pediatric Nurses and Students from across the country.

Medical Camp at Al Mithaliyah Printing Press Company by Thumbay Clinic Sharjah

Medical Camp at Al Mithaliyah Printing Press Company by Thumbay Clinic Sharjah

Thumbay Clinic – Sharjah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, conducted a Medical Camp at “Al Mithaliyah Printing Press Company” on 14th Dec 2016.

Around 56 employees of Al Mithaliyah Printing Press Company availed the free medical services like blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI tests and a free consultation with Internal Medicine specialist and General Practitioner followed by ‘Diabetes & Hypertension Awareness’ Lecture by Dr. Varun Raghavan, Specialist Internal Medicine.

Thumbay Moideen receives ‘Global Leader’ honor at NDTV Gulf Indian Excellence Awards 2016

Thumbay Moideen receives ‘Global Leader’ honor at NDTV Gulf Indian Excellence Awards 2016

To celebrate remarkable contribution in healthcare and education services across UAE, NDTV honored Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the founder president of Thumbay Group the title of “Global Leader” at the Gulf Indian Excellence Awards on Sunday, 11th December 2016. The award was presented at a gala function held at Hyatt Regency, Dubai Creek Heights, attended by leading Indian businessmen and professionals from the Gulf region.

Mr. Moideen was accorded the prestigious recognition for his accomplishments as an Indian entrepreneur in the Gulf region that has pioneered the transformation of education and healthcare business into a multi-disciplinary conglomerate with global presence, operating over 20 brands spread across 18 sectors.

Receiving the award, Mr. Moideen said, “I am humbled to receive this recognition. It is a great feeling when your accomplishments are recognized at global forums. Moreover, this award comes at a time when we are expanding our businesses in India, in a big way.”

Mr. Moideen also led the panel discussion on the topic “Time to Bridge the Gulf,” conducted as part of the awards ceremony. The discussion touched upon the various subjects where the UAE and India share a common interest and explored ways to convert mutual relations into a strategic partnership. The other participants included Mr. Vicky Kapoor (Associate Editor – Khaleej Times), Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk (Chairman – Mulk Holdings) and Mr. Kulwant Singh (President – IBPC). A second panel discussion led by Dr. B. R. Shetty, Chairman – NMC Group had the topic “Heralding the partnership in a new era.”

 

Mr. Moideen said that after Thumbay Group’s accomplishments in the UAE, the group was expanding to Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with major projects scheduled to be completed within 2022. The launch of Thumbay Hospital, Thumbay Pharmacy, Thumbay Labs and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Hyderabad earlier this year marked the group’s foray into India, and future plans include university campuses and a series of teaching hospitals in the major metros. University and hospital projects are underway in Africa as well, with the first ones expected to become operational soon. Thumbay Group has also opened representative offices in 20 different countries. Elaborating on the group’s strategic plans, which includes 15 Thumbay academic hospitals in the next five years, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “The Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa, by 2022.”

About Thumbay Group

Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group today operates more than 20 brands across 18 different verticals including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Headquartered in Dubai, the group presently employs around 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 20000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. Currently, Thumbay Group is focusing on its strategic long-term plans which will see the group scale its businesses almost ten times and expand its operations globally.

Thumbay Clinic Ajman Conducts Free Health camp at Ajman Moalajah (Sewerage)

Thumbay Clinic Ajman Conducts Free Health camp at Ajman Moalajah (Sewerage)

Thumbay Clinic – Ajman, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, organized a free health camp at Ajman Moalajah (Sewerage) on 13th & 14th December 2016.

Free medical services offered at the camp included consultations with General Practitioner, blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI tests etc.

Body & Soul Health Club Celebrates 45th UAE National Day

Body & Soul Health Club Celebrates 45th UAE National Day

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, the the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group, celebrated the 45th UAE National Day in Al Jurf, Ajman from 4 pm to 6 pm on Friday, 2nd December 2016. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the event.

The program began with the flag hoisting ceremony, followed by the UAE National Anthem. The event, open to the public, included family games, kids’ activities, arts and craft competitions and best costume competitions. Attractive prizes were given to the contest winners. The instructors of Body & Soul Health Club also conducted fitness demonstration for the audience.

Commenting on the National Day celebrations, Mr. Farhad C, Director – Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group said, “We are delighted to celebrate this great occasion of the 45th National Day of UAE, at Body & Soul. As a company encouraging healthy lifestyles and committed to building a healthy population for the nation, we take this as an opportunity to reiterate our gratitude to the UAE”.

Body and Soul currently has five outlets in the UAE, including ‘elite’ and ‘ladies only’ clubs. They offer extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs. Mr. Farhad said that Body & Soul was all set for a massive expansion which would see an addition of 100 new family-centered health clubs within the next five years, with 25 of them planned in the next two years. Body & Soul’s facilities, infrastructure and operating standards are at par with the international standards of health clubs. All classes and workouts are supervised by highly trained, certified instructors. The club in Al Jurf, Ajman has opened a cricket academy offering comprehensive cricket training programs with certified coaches. With natural grass and cricket nets, the facility offers the best cricket training conditions in the Emirate.

 

 

Better Health for a Happier Country” a Joint community initiative between the Al Rahma team of SEWA & Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah on the eve of 45th UAE National Day

Better Health for a Happier Country” a Joint community initiative between the Al Rahma team of SEWA & Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah on the eve of 45th UAE National Day

On the Eve of 45th UAE National Day Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah organized a Health Awareness Camp & educational event in coordination with Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) for the staffs & Customers at the following locations of Sharjah from 27th to 29th November 2016 (3 days) .

Health Awareness camp was conducted On following Health Services.

  1. Orthopedic Consultation
  2. General Practitioner Consultation(Medical)
  3. General Practitioner Consultation(Dental)
  4. Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar
  5. BMI

Camp was conducted on the Theme of “Better Health for a Happier Country” Joint community initiative between the Al Rahma team of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority & Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah to educate and improve the lifestyle of everyone visiting SEWA centers during the 45th National Day celebrations.

The Management of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) thanked & appreciated The Thumbay Group and its management for their efforts to combat the health related issues by taking such initiation to keep country healthier & happy & also for rendering moral and selfless service to the society.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah has been conducting such health camp as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility at various locations in Sharjah, to raise health awareness among the public. More than 340 customers & Staffs from Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) Got benefited from the camp across 3 different locations of Sharjah said Dr Shaju Philip Assistant Administrative Director at Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Sharjah.